List concerns...

Dan Koester dan at
Fri Nov 17 06:49:13 CET 2006

I'm sorry if I offended anyone.  I've been on mailing lists for years
and they all have followed these 2 things and I suppose I'm used to
them.  When I click on reply I expected it to automatically reply-to the
list.  Which in this case I have to ctrl-l to force it to reply to the
list.  I've never had to do this in the past... I didn't know it was
even a feature of any of my clients (doubt they all support it now).

Also since I view list messages from about 5 locations on one "inbox" on
an imap or pop3 server (depending on the client) it's difficult to
instantly tell where it's coming from since the "TO:" address isn't
listed by default on any e-mail client I've ever used.  So sorting by
subject doesn't help me at all.  My filters don't run until I get home
on one of my 3 workstations that run e-mail clients that filter on inbox
load.  I have a number of clients I use on my phones and/or my work pc
that I don't filter to my home e-mail server.  

I'd filter on my e-mail server but most mobile clients make it extremely
difficult to load a bunch of different imap folders with any sort of
efficiency whatsoever.  If I get an email from this list entitled
something like "Hey couple questions" how would I know where it's from
without opening it if the client only shows the subject on a tiny 2 inch

I didn't realize there were such strong feelings towards these ideas...
I do see the reasons for the reply-to address... but the subject line
doesn't make sense to me at all.  I feel it's a huge advantage to add a
prefix that is well known.

Dan Koester
dan at

On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 00:45 +0100, Stefan Schmidt wrote:
> Hello.
> This comes up again and again on ml's, so just shoirt answers.
> On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 13:11, Dan Koester wrote:
> > Someone brought it to my attention that I was not replying to the entire
> > list when I hit reply (I was not checking and assuming it was returning
> > to the list).  It appears as though the reply-to address is not set to
> > the lists address.
> No, this is a no no. Please read the following:
> For replies to the ml use the reply-to-ml feature of your mailer. If
> your mailer doesn't support this, open e bug.
> > Also it would be handy (and I have e-mailed the admin account listed on
> > the website) if there was a prefix in the subject line for the mailing
> > lists.  I have even noticed a couple of people manually adding one.
> This only waste space in the subject header. Mails from the ml already
> have a List-ID heaer inside. You can use this one to filter your
> mails.
> > Both of these requests seem to follow current etiquette.
> Sorry, but I disagree. Which etiquette you refer to?
> regards
> Stefan Schmidt
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